Welcome to Racine's 4th Fest Parade
Welcome to the official web site of 4th Fest of Greater Racine. Here you'll find everything you need to know about one of the Midwest's largest and most colorful Independence Day parades -- cited by USA Today in 2008 as one of the Top Ten places to be in the country for Independence Day (just behind Washington, D.C.) In fact, the entire Racine community -- some 100,000 spectators of the parade alone! -- is abuzz with Independence Day activities throughout the day.
The theme of our 2019 parade is “America-50 Years To The Moon And Back!"”
We hope to take you back to your childhood as America sent men into space! Participants are encouraged to keep with our theme as they parade down Main Street USA and along our 2.6 mile parade route. Spectators will see all their favorites, as well: horses, clowns, jugglers, antique cars, the popular Iwo Jima presentation, servicemen and servicewomen, award-winning marching bands (and drum & bugle corps), colorful floats, dance troupes, sports heroes, school groups, politicians, and other dignitaries -- more than 100 units in all! Indeed, there's something for everyone….
4th Fest of Greater Racine is seeking nominations for the Mark Eickhorst Spirit of Racine Award. Mark Eickhorst was a strong supporter of 4th Fest and a fixture in the Racine community for many years. Nominees for this award should show positivity, service, and passion about Racine and strive to make this community the best it can be. Nominations are due May 13 and must include no more than a one page explanation on how the nominee satisfies the criteria. Also include the name and contact information of the nominee and the person submitting the nomination. Nominations can be submitted to 4th Fest of Greater Racine at 300 Fifth Street, Racine, WI, 53403. Click here for the form.
Donations are always needed to help fund the parade and fireworks. Donations can be made to 4th Fest using PayPal. First log-in or create a PayPal account. Your donation can then be sent to us directly at email@example.com. Thank you for your support!
Thank you Racine for another great year!